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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Selsey

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Selsey

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Selsey) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Selsey

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Selsey and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Selsey property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Selsey property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Selsey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Selsey house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. What should we expect a Selsey Property Survey to include?

Clay soil can create several issues for home owners. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. In Selsey's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Selsey home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Small areas of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damaged Render

What will the Selsey Surveyor take into account on a stucco Victorian house in Selsey that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really dense render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to a very smooth surface. The finish is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Selsey surveyors can focus on issues for example, when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks

Another example of problems could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the eaves. Re-coating Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Window frame

For the Selsey HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects for 'E5 - Windows' ?

For a Selsey home, one issue is a rusted metal window frame. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the home's construction. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Selsey and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Selsey property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Selsey property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Selsey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Selsey house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. What should we expect a Selsey Property Survey to include?

Clay soil can create several issues for home owners. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. In Selsey's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Selsey home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Small areas of wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Damaged Render

What will the Selsey Surveyor take into account on a stucco Victorian house in Selsey that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really dense render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to a very smooth surface. The finish is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Selsey surveyors can focus on issues for example, when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks

Another example of problems could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the eaves. Re-coating Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Window frame

For the Selsey HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects for 'E5 - Windows' ?

For a Selsey home, one issue is a rusted metal window frame. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the home's construction. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

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